Telecoms news from Ethiopia
Ericsson has provided the network infrastructure and services to bring voice and data communications to the Millennium Village Project (MVP) in Koraro located in a remote part of northern Ethiopia. ...more.
Ethiopia's state-owned monopoly mobile network is reportedly in talks to strip out its legacy Nokia supplied network in the capital city and replace it with kit supplied by either Huawei or ZTE. ...more.
Ethiopia's monopoly state-owned telco, Ethio Telecom has terminated its two-year management agreement with France Telecom, as the contract expired as agreed. ...more.
Ethiopia's monopoly mobile network, ethio telecom has confirmed that it is close to signing a network expansion contract which would also see the deployment of LTE services in the capital city, Addis Abeba. ...more.
An Ethiopia based handset manufacturer is set to release its first home-assembled Android smartphone next month, for an estimated price of ETB 6,000-8,000 (US$334-US$445). ...more.
Ethiopia's monopoly mobile network, Ethio Telecom says that it has registered a remarkable increase in the number of mobile subscribers over the past weeks, and has now exceeded 10 million subscribers. ...more.
France Telecom has signed a two-year contract to take over the management of Ethiopia's state-owned monopoly telecoms network, the recently rebranded Ethio Telecom. ...more.
Gilat Satellite Networks has announced that it is providing a broadband satellite communications network to Ethiopia's monopoly telecoms operator, Ethiopian Telecommunications (ETC). ...more.
Ethiopia's monopoly mobile network, the Ethiopian Telecommunications Corporation (ETC) has launched a GPRS service on its GSM network, reports the local newspaper, Nazret ...more.
Ethiopia's monopoly mobile network, the Ethiopian Telecommunications Corporation (ETC) has finished the majority of a GSM network upgrade in the capital city region ...more.
Ethiopia launched on Sunday a multi million mobile telephone network to increase its mobile telephone subscribers to 12 million from the current 4.1 million. ...more.
Ethiopian Telecommunications Corp (ETC), the country's sole mobile network operator, has launched a prepaid WCDMA 3G mobile phone service in the capital city, Addis Ababa. ...more.
Ethiopian Telecommunication Corporation (ETC) and a Chinese telecommunication company, ZTE, have signed a $ 400 million agreement for the supply of 15 million wireless mobile networks in Ethiopia, media reports said here Wednesday. ...more.
China's ZTE is to start assembling mobile phones in Ethiopia after signing a ETB50 million (US$5.2 million) deal with the Organization for Rehabilitation and Development of Amhara (TIRET). ...more.
Nokia is customising a range of handsets, including some 3G models for the Ethiopian market by adding Ethiopic text capabilities to their phones. ...more.
Ethiopian Telecommunications Corporation (ETC) - the country's monopoly telecoms operator - says that it has completed the installation of the first phase of CDMA 2000 network infrastructure with 625,000-network capacity through vendor financing agreement with China's ZTE ...more.
China's ZTE says that it is developing Ethiopia's nationwide network to cover 14 major cities including, Addis Ababa, the country's capital. ...more.
Ethiopia's state-owned monopoly mobile phone operator, Ethiopian Telecommunications Corporation (ETC) says that it plans to launch MMS within the country by the end of this calendar year. The service would be launched as a trial and details will be announced on the company's website shortly. ...more.